DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the authenticity of an email message using a digital signature. When DKIM is enabled for a particular domain, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is delivered, the signature is authenticated by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily know if the email message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been modified in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This validation system will strengthen your email security, since you can confirm the authenticity of the important email messages that you get and your associates can do the same with the email messages that you send them. Based on the particular email service provider’s policies, an email that fails to pass the check may be erased or may be delivered to the recipient’s inbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

You will be able to make the most of DomainKeys Identified Mail with each shared hosting that we offer without needing to do anything in particular, since the compulsory records for using this email validation system are set up automatically by our website hosting platform when you add a domain to an active web hosting account using the Hepsia Control Panel. As long as the particular domain name uses our NS records, a private encryption key will be generated and kept on our mail servers and a TXT record with a public key will be sent to the DNS database. If you send periodic emails to clients or business collaborators, they’ll always be delivered and no unsolicited person will be able to forge your address and make it seem like you’ve written a given message.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature comes by default with any domain that is registered through a semi-dedicated server account with our company. It must also use our name servers, so that its DNS records are managed by our platform. The latter makes it possible for a special TXT resource record to be set up, which is actually the public cryptographic key that confirms if a certain message is genuine or not. Such a record is set up as soon as a new domain is added to a semi-dedicated hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel and at the same time, a private key is generated on our email servers. If you make use of our email and web hosting services, your messages will always reach their target viewers and you will not have to worry about unauthorized parties forging your addresses for scamming or spamming purposes, which is something really important if you use email messages to get in touch with your business associates.